The Evil Seed

photography Peppe Tortora

realization Concetta D'Angelo

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model DARIA MODICA AMORE at NAMES RUNWAY MILAN
hair and makeup GIULIO PANCIERA

WHILE LE MAGARE FLY NAKED TO BENEVENTO IN ORDER TO PERPETRATE THE WILDEST RITUALS AGAINST NATURE, DARIA WITHDRAWS TO THE GREY HOUSE JUST BEFORE THE POISONOUS BITE TAKES HER FOR A RIDE. THE FIRST SYMPTOM IS BOREDOM, FOLLOWED BY HALLUCINATIONS AND OLD FASHIONED INSANITY. IF THERE WAS NO CURE (A THREE MEN BAND PERFORMING TRANCE MUSIC AND A FACE TO FACE NEGOTIATION WITH SAINT PAUL) SHE WOULDN'T MIND AT ALL. THE GHOSTS AND POLAROIDS WOULD KEEP HER GOOD COMPANY.

An austere georgette gown by VALENTINO is freshened by tone on tone lace trimmings and the luxuriant bouquets of the “Primavera” motif, a tribute to the Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. Precious as a spider web, the ivory silk shawl is hand-woven according to the Sardinian tradition by bridal designer ELISABETTA DELOGU. The burnished double and triple silver rings adorned by pearls and zircons, and the brass necklace with pendant are by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI.

Evoking the woods, this look is comprised of a lace sage dress by GIORGIO ARMANI layered over a bodysuit by LA PERLA and an asymmetrical silk skirt by AUGUSTIN TEBOUL. The boots inspired by Tyrol costumes are adorned with crystal embroidery and belong to the “Paris-Salzburg” collection of CHANEL. The look is completed by a pair of golden earrings with gems, two “Nest of Brambles” cuffs, and a stack of rings, all by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI. An iridescent rood embroidered in Swarovski crystals stabs the silk and lace gown by LUIGI BORBONE, worn over the darkness of a tulle gown by LUDOVICA AMATI and a tulle bra by LA PERLA. The Tribal Deco earrings by IOSSELLIANI and the ring by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI finish the look.

La taranta awaits to strike lying amongst the blooming roses of a see-through georgette gown designed by VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GOLD LABEL, worn with a black tulle bra by LA PERLA. This magnificent flower bed is further embellished by an array of jewelry: earrings with red zircon from the “Puro” collection of IOSSELLIANI, a silver bracelet with medallions by CHANEL on her left wrist, a burnished silver cuff with pearls on her forearm and a stack of burnished silver rings adorned by pearls, gems and resin, all by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI.

When the terrible day of the Lord comes, tradition recommends decency. Daria wears a a turtledove cashmere coat with a quilted floral insert by WUNDERKIND, cinched by a viper-printed calfskin belt by ORCIANI. The ivory cady blouse with little tulips by PHILOSOPHY BY LORENZO SERAFINI grants absolution. The constellation where witches come from adorns this nappa leather minibag from the VALENTINO GARAVANI collection, embroidered with the “Cosmo” motif.

Possessed by the taranta, Daria dwells on the corner of the kitchen under an encrusted web of black beads belonging to the asymmetrical plisse tulle dress by AUGUSTIN TEBOUL, contrasted by the candid crêpe de chine shirt with lace trimmings by PHILOSOPHY BY LORENZO SERAFINI. The golden brass earrings and rings with gems are all by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI.

The projection of her shadow descents to merge with the purity of a powder pink chiffon blouse adorned by golden lace trims by LUISA BECCARIA, combined with a silk skirt showered by luminous full moons by N°21. Her fingers are embraced by a stack of brass rings adorned by black and white zircons by FLAMINIA BAROSINI. The golden brass earrings with clear gems are by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI. The sublime calfskin pumps by HERMÈS styled with silk stockings by MARIA LA ROSA attempt to climb up the wall, leaving behind a N°21 silk skirt.

Disturbed by visions of Mars, Daria is enveloped in a witchy ensemble by CÉLINE, comprised of a mousseline silk and cashmere dress layered precariously over a rust crêpe and satin top with cut-out sleeves. An embroidered keffiyeh, patched with a floral foulard insert by 5MIN tempers the shivers. Worn with a matching ring, the golden brass triple ring is adorned by gems and a lonely pearl, while the other fingers are embraced by seal rings with resin. All by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI.

The outfit to wear when seeking help from a priest—a cascade of candid lace falling from the tulle-based dress by ELISABETTA DELOGU, embraced by a burgundy rebrodè lace cape by SIMONA NAPOLITANO ATELIER. The black knitted stockings by MARIA LA ROSA cover the last vestiges of skin. A resident of the Grey House rides his horse, curiously attracted by the tarantata. Taiga wears a cotton shirt by AGLINI and navy trousers by FENDI KIDS.

Colorful patterns bring this ride to an end. Daria rests enveloped by a MIU MIU vest in shetland wool and a floral silk skirt by DSQUARED2. The fresh bloody georgette blouse by FRANCESCO SCOGNAMIGLIO unfortunately veils a mesh bra by 25TH HOUR LINGERIE, while the calfskin bag by FEDERICA BERARDELLI suggests it’s time to go back home. The golden brass earrings with red gems and matching rings are by VOODOO JEWELS BY LIVIA LAZZARI. The gold necklace with cross pendant worn throughout the editorial is Daria’s own amulet.

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